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    is 4 "a few" or "several"?

    When there are 4 people, do you say "there are a few people" or "there are several people"?

    I know 2 or 3 can be called "a few", and 5 or 6 can be be called "several", but I'm not certain about 4 (and 7 or more).

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    Re: is 4 "a few" or "several"?

    You could say either.

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    Re: is 4 "a few" or "several"?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    You could say either.
    How about 7, 8, and 9? Are they "several"?

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    Re: is 4 "a few" or "several"?

    The differences between "few', "several", and "many" is quite subjective and often is determined by context.

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